Former US President Barack Obama will make his first appearance in Democratic Joe Biden's campaign this Wednesday, October 21, in Philadelphia, advances "Reuters".
Barack Obama, who served eight years in office with Biden as his vice president, will encourage citizens to vote in advance for Biden at an outdoor rally in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's largest city, one of Barack Obama's advisers told “Reuters "Stressing that the former US president pointed out that Americans are" only two weeks away from the most important election of their lives ".
Obama's rare public appearance, still one of the Democratic Party's biggest stars almost four years after leaving the White House and one of the frequent targets of Trump's attacks, comes at a critical moment with Biden campaign manager Jen O'Malley Dillon, warned that the dispute in the different states could be more fierce than is suggested by the national surveys that show a consistent leadership for Biden.
In the New York Times / Siena College poll conducted October 15-18, 50% of voters said they are likely to support Biden, while 41% chose Trump. However, the IBD / TIPP data collection the Democratic candidate is ahead of the Republican by 2,3 points.
Obama's presence in the campaign this week also fills a gap left by Biden, who has stayed at home in Delaware since Monday for meetings and preparation ahead of the debate with Trump in Nashville, Tennessee.
Pennsylvania could be a key state in the election of the next American president. "If we win Pennsylvania, we will win everything," Trump said Tuesday night at a rally in Erie, in the northwest corner of the state, where he stressed that Biden's policies would destroy his energy and manufacturing jobs.
Trump gained ground over Biden in Pennsylvania, according to a Reuters / Ipsos poll released on Monday, which showed the Republican opponent to lead with 49% of voting intentions, slightly less than the week before.